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Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston looms over downtown. Photo courtesy Mike Haw, Creative Commons

Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate

Higher interest rates could hamper plans for a tax code overhaul, which GOP lawmakers hope to have a bill for by August.

by × March 17, 2017 × 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Op-Ed: What 2016 means for Young Republicans

Op-Ed: What 2016 means for Young Republicans

To the young and moderate Republican, finding a candidate to represent you in this election might seem hopeless. The only moderate candidate left is John Kasich, who has virtually no chance of securing the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination. The other choices we are left with are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Cruz is much farther to the right on social issues than most college-aged Republicans, and Trump comes off as a semi-racist buffoon during his rallies.

by × March 24, 2016 × 3 comments

Political Blog

Trump’s impact on the primary process

Trump’s impact on the primary process

It’s no secret that Donald Trump has rocked the Republican establishment. In the shadow of his commanding lead, candidate after candidate has left the race, leaving only four challengers between him and the nomination following his victory in Nevada. He has been the target of attacks on the debate stage, on the campaign trail and in the media. Yet, against all conventional political wisdom, Trump continues to climb.

by × February 26, 2016 × 22 comments

City, Featured Content

Massachusetts readies itself for primaries

Massachusetts readies itself for primaries

For this year’s Super Tuesday on March 1, Massachusetts will be one of 15 states and territories that will open their polls and cast votes on who they believe should be the nominee for president from the Democratic and Republican parties.

by × February 25, 2016 × 1 comment

Columns, Opinion

Column: Making America “great” again

Column: Making America “great” again

After the New Hampshire primary, the Republican Party has successfully declared its frontrunners. A loud, obnoxious xenophobe and misogynist in Donald Trump. A quieter, more evangelical, equally obnoxious xenophobe and misogynist in Ted Cruz. Behind them Marco Rubio, the “moderate” and “establishment” Republican who is apparently really upset that Barack Obama is trying to make us more like the rest of the world, because being the nation with the highest amount of wealth inequality and the highest incarceration rate is something to be proud of. There’s also some guy who is, I guess, the governor of Ohio, and whose entire second-place speech in New Hampshire was some weird personal recollection in which he gave no indication of what policies he supports. But for all these candidates, attacks against Planned Parenthood, Mexicans and Muslims have become ways to score points. Two-thirds of voters in the New Hampshire Republican primary wanted to ban Muslims from entering the US – proving, as if we needed any more evidence, that the Republican Party is a national embarrassment.

by × February 11, 2016 × 2 comments

Cartoons, Opinion

Editorial Cartoon: Babies

Editorial Cartoon: Babies

News illustration by David London

by × February 11, 2016 × 6 comments

Columns, Opinion

Trump’s campaign promoting racism

Trump’s campaign promoting racism

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor Donald Trump is currently the leading presidential candidate for the Republican Party. A CNN poll on Tuesday found that Trump currently has 27 percent of the expected Republican vote, while Ben Carson, his only real competitor, has 22 percent of the vote. Trump has […]

by × October 22, 2015 × 2 comments

Blogs

Rand Paul announces 2016 presidential candidacy

Rand Paul announces 2016 presidential candidacy

By Scotty Schenck, photo editor Senator Rand Paul(R-Kentucky) announced earlier today that he will run for president in 2016. “We’ve come to take our country back. Washington is horribly broken,” Paul said during the announcement at the Galt House in Louisville, Ken. “Both political parties and the entire political system […]

by × April 7, 2015 × 560 comments

Opinion

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

News Illustration/Young Kim

by × January 30, 2014 × 4 comments

Opinion

Editorial Column: Student loan act at risk come November

Unless you managed to be like my freshman year roommate and net a full scholarship with room and board (hi Rahul, how’ve you been?), you probably have student loans out. If you were sensible, you got those through the federal government using what’s known as a Stafford loan. These loans, […]

by × April 12, 2012 × 49 comments